Shoigu: army has received more than 6 thousand units of new weapons

the Armed forces of Russia will receive in 2019, more than 6.5 thousand units of new weapons, said defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the enlarged meeting of the Collegium of the military Department. All activities in the framework of the state defense order is fulfilled, and the share of modern technology and equipment has reached to 68.2%, reports channel “Russia 24”.

In particular, all missile brigades of the armed forces switched to the operational-tactical complex “Iskander”. In addition, in 2020 the domestic strategic missile forces are expecting 22 new complex “YARS” and “vanguard”.

In 2019, the Ministry of defence has ordered 76 of the fifth generation fighter, the su-57 and 200 helicopters. Long-term contracts allow you to upload domestic factories work to 2028 and to reduce the price of their products by 20%.

Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian fifth generation fighter, the su-57 has experienced in Syria, new types of missiles and bombs. Also in the Arab Republic verification of the real battle were modernized Mi-28NM, and percussion drone “the Pacer”.

In General, noted the defense Minister, Russia’s military spending is reduced. In 2018, Russia was ranked 7th in the world in spending on military needs, 2019 – 8 already, in 2020 the country will fall to 9th place.